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Poster: jezta Date: Apr 26, 2013 9:16am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive

Dear Albertina,

Firstly, there is a copy of "everything" on the WB Machine. No requests are made.

Secondly, regarding this statement:

"My blog was not set up for financial gain so statements in your Terms and Conditions such as "The Archive has no present intention to charge for access to the Collections" and that my intellectual property "may be made available on the Site, or provided to third parties, for any use, without limitation" leave me concerned that you will begin to charge for access to it and that others will make commercial use of it without my knowledge or consent."

I don't quite understand what you mean. There is no difference for any "third party" whether they access your material through the WB Machine or directly on your blog: either way they can download images and text and do whatever they want, insofar as they do or do not care for the law.

For instance, I can copy your entire site to my hard disk with a simple command. I can download an image and email it to my aunt or my dog.

If you are concerned about copyright and usage of your materials, it seems to me, then you have two options:

1: Don't publish it (and the operative word here is "publish", as in publicise it, that is making it public)

or

2: Only upload images with a poor resolution and watermark them in order that noone can really make any commercially interesting use of them.

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Poster: jory2 Date: Apr 26, 2013 9:52am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive

jezta,
I think what's most important (Copyright / Intellectual Property Laws included) is this statement:

"I have also noticed that a number of views from the US and Canada have no referral information. It would appear that my site has been "crawled" several times since March 2012. Unfortunately I'm not happy with the situation as I was not asked if I wanted this to happen, even though there are contact details and a clear statement on my blog that I do not want my work shared in this way."

The Internet Archive is not a legal deposit, it is a private corporation. It does not have the legal permission to make permanent copies, store, republish, and then disseminated to millions of people, on a daily basis, the Works of others that are copyright protected.

Respect for the Rights of others really isn't that difficult.

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Poster: jezta Date: Apr 26, 2013 10:10am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive


I do not understand what you mean?

Are you suggesting that the WBM is illegal?

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Poster: jory2 Date: Apr 26, 2013 10:19am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive

I'm not "suggesting" anything, it's matter of fact really.
The WBM is ran, owned and operated by a private company, it crawls the net, copies entire websites, stores the content and then serves up content owned by other people all without permission. Illegal? Seriously?

"The Internet Archive said, “Internet Archive has no interest in including materials in the Wayback Machine of persons who do not wish to have their Web content archived. We recognize that Ms. Shell has a valid and enforceable copyright in her Web site and we regret that the inclusion of her Web site in the Wayback Machine resulted in this litigation."
http://archive.org/post/119669/lawsuit-settled

All could have been avoided if the WBM asked for permission, or at the very least respected the laws and the owner Rights.

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Poster: jezta Date: Apr 26, 2013 10:35am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive

So call the cops, then!

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Poster: PDpolice Date: Apr 26, 2013 5:29pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive

Jezta,
You seem like a poster I could enjoy.
I believe the depth of xoryx's bravery in action was covered in past posts. Do a search on either that name above or of The Nodnix for details.
AlbertinaMcNeill, sorry you feel wronged but two other known server farms and one governmental agency are currently doing a similar cache of all websites. Just because the big "G" oogle one does not advertise it, you can still find their cached search button if you try.
It you put it out, it will stick.

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Poster: jory2 Date: Apr 26, 2013 9:52am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Concerned that my blog has been added to your archive

jezta,
I think what's most important (Copyright / Intellectual Property Laws included) is this statement:

"I have also noticed that a number of views from the US and Canada have no referral information. It would appear that my site has been "crawled" several times since March 2012. Unfortunately I'm not happy with the situation as I was not asked if I wanted this to happen, even though there are contact details and a clear statement on my blog that I do not want my work shared in this way."

The Internet Archive is not a legal deposit, it is a private corporation. It does not have the legal permission to make permanent copies, store, republish, and then disseminated to millions of people, on a daily basis, the Works of others that are copyright protected.

Respect for the Rights of others really isn't that difficult.